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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial need......you should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.

 

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woman in a shoe   in reply to watpat
Hi this is only a info site i am sorry put there no resources that will pay for a storage space or any place that will pay for totes. Get boxes at the stores to put your stuff in the boxes or free. If they don't have any tell them that u need some to pack your stuff in they will save u some i have done that in the past. I even do ot to send packaged out.
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watpat   in reply to PavelP
I have to be out of my apartment by the end of September,and I don't get my low income from Social Security on the 30th.So I need asap help with getting a storage space and get totes to start packing up my stuff.So I am desperately seeking Help.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to big al hud
Hi this is only a info site for food sign up for foodstamps also call Catholic churchs and see which one give out food u can also call food pantry s for food.. I am sorry there no cash on this site.
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big al hud
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PavelP   in reply to watpat
For what?
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watpat
I need desperately only $200 to help me move before the ending of this month.Please help me
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Justinneed
Hi the person u posted to not been on here for awhile now. This is a info site so there no cash on here. People come on asking for help with a place to rent lights gas food things like that
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Justinneed
Need $10,000. To buy three fixer upper homes from metro gov. Already have tenants and workers. I can locate most of the resources after $10,000 runs low. This will be the start of a empire!
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littlelacie   in reply to schindler
there is no cash on this site to help anyone. maybe try looking for another job or ask family for help. its hard to make suggestions as to what someone can do to pay bills, we don't even know what country you live in, so we are not able to suggest where and how you might find help. More information needed.
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schindler
I have been laid off from work,with no way of knowing when I might be able to return.I have been having serious financial struggle's,to hard to bear.Can anyone help me?
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littlelacie   in reply to 2cents
Hi, Roseb441702 has not been on this site since 2011. I noticed you have been posting to her.We have no way to contact her,sorry. Medicare and Medicaid is only for residents of US.
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2cents
Need housing? contact your local metropolitan housing authority. Need electric assistance or heat? apply for PIPP and HEAP. Need a cell phone? contact safe link for a free one with 250 min free. Need food or medical? Check your local jobs and families office and apply. Need utility cut off assistance? Salvation army. Need help with other stuff? Integrated services in your area can help. Online research food banks to help with food when food stamps are not enough. Are you disabled and homeless? Check your local metro housing it may have a program called shelter plus care that will get you a place to live and pay security deposits and most of monthly rent. Let's see did I miss anything? Need a car? Freecharitycars.org. need transportation to doctors? Jobs and families provides free transportation for those who qualify. Have minor children? contact jobs and families to see if PRC is available in your area and get a lump sum of cash each year to help with needs.
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2cents   in reply to jerry002
Medicaid. Medicare.
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2cents   in reply to Stephie55
When or if you get social security denial letter take it to a lawyer who specializes in social security to appeal the denial. Do not keep reapplying on your own. There is a time limit to appeal so get the letter to them asap.
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2cents
So where is the information? What is the organization contact info. The article is just a bunch of jibber jabber with no real meat to it. Doesn't tell how to actually get the help just that help is there. How is that supposed to help anyone. lol
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Stephie55
Good afternoon, my name is Stephanie. I am a school teacher. My husband had a cerebral stroke Feburary 2016. He is unable to work and I missed six weeks of work caring for him he applied for disability in March but no word. He has paid in to ss for 45 years. We have been able to keep up house note and the other essential bills meds and Dr. visits but unable to pay the hospital bills. Our children have helped as much as they can and our church has helped with medicine. Now this month it is all falling down around us. We have always been able to help other and now we can't even help ourselves. Can someone give us some guidance?
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littlelacie   in reply to Greggor
We do not know any resources that will help pay credit card bills and/or cellular phones, sorry.
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Greggor
Hello,
I am Greg, living in Thailand, I am needing urgent financial support to pay my credit card payment and my mobile phone payment, I am unemployed at the present time, I am having trouble making ends meet, I would appreciate a positive response, thanks so very much
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sonshinesas   in reply to jerry002
Not happening from here.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to jerry002
Hi i am sorry but we don't know info out side of the state s there no cash on this site everyone that comes on here need some kind of help
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